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Aitkin hospital achieves Baby-Friendly designation

Riverwood Healthcare Center has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility from Baby-Friendly USA. “We are proud to have achieved the Baby-Friendly designation,” said Kristine Layne, chief nursing officer at Riverwood. “This means that our hospital adheres to the highest standards of breastfeeding promotion and mother/baby bonding. Our outstanding obstetrics nursing staff […]

Breastfeeding gives babies a healthy start

Research has shown that exclusive breastfeeding for six months is crucial for the health of mothers and infants. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), launched in 1991, is an effort by UNICEF and the World Health Organization to ensure that all maternities, whether free-standing or in a hospital, become centers of breastfeeding support. In 2012, Riverwood […]